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Kirkland Signature 12866
Kirkland Signature-12866Car battery-image
Approximate retail price:
$85
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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Type: Group 65 car batteries
About - Kirkland Signature 12866

The Kirkland Signature 12866 is part of the car battery test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, car battery models like the 12866 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Life:
Life test measures how a battery endures repeated charge-and-discharge cycles at hot-climate engine-compartment temperatures. The more cycles endured while maintaining a higher voltage, the higher the score.

Reserve capacity:
Reserve capacity estimates how long batteries can run a car if the charging system fails.

CCA:
CCA performance reflects voltage at our load of half the average claimed CCA for each group size after cranking for 15 seconds at 0ยบ F. We charged batteries at the 14.5 volts that vehicles typically supply, rather than the higher voltage that manufacturers use. Batteries charged at the lower voltage met BCI voltage standards for a fully charged battery.
About This Brand

Sold exclusively through the Costco warehouse club. Membership to the store is required before you purchase.

Features & Specs - Kirkland Signature 12866
info Handle Yes
info Has removable caps Yes
info Claimed CCA 850
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User Reviews - Kirkland Signature 12866
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5.0
Need to add water before use
8/15/2014
Pros
Cost And It Works
Cons
Add Water
Best Uses
Comment:
Car and truck and boat use. I check found not full over the plates, water was need I told managment 3 months and the still do not top off the water.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Kirkland battery
2/20/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have been a Costco member for five years. Their products are exceptional; their customer service better yet! Use these batteries in all my vehicles and the deep cycle batteries on my boat.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Costco still has Kirkland batteries
12/30/2013
Pros
Good Price And Warranty
Cons
NA
Best Uses
Na
Comment:
Not sure what to say about the review below saying no Kirkland batteries in Costco anymore, but I just bought one in Pewaukee, WI, 12/30/13, and the mfg date was 12/13.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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